View Full Version : Moose- Pastel- Ken Tiessen

10-26-2013, 09:34 AM
An earlier landscape (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1331618) from the Tetons called for a moose, albeit a small one in scale. So I wanted to paint and draw a few for practice- here is a 9x12 soft pastel on Canson:


10-26-2013, 10:32 AM
They are such spindly, long legged, goofy looking critters when babies....but grow up to be big majestic animals like what you have painted here. Nice piece.

10-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Lovely light! Weird looking creatures aren't they? I've never seen one in the flesh but it looks accurate to me!

10-28-2013, 01:09 AM
Nice job Ken, the antlers are beautiful all by themselves, aren't they? I love their shapes. Beautiful work!

10-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Hi Ron- They are! Such an unusual animal- really prehistoric-

Hi Ruthie- Thank you! They're not much bothered by that either- or anything else-

Hi Chris- Thanks! They are, and can be immense- measuring 5-6 feet across the tips.

Moises Menendez
10-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Well done Ken, I encountered a big one years ago while I lived in Colorado.

10-31-2013, 09:35 PM
Lovely! I like this one and the newer one equally well, but I don't have the artistic vocabulary to explain why.

11-03-2013, 07:40 PM
Hi Moe- Thanks! I've been close- don't want to be too close, though!

Hi Christinal- Thank you! There may be a few different reasons, although an explanation isn't necessary- I'm happy that you do-